Your daughter has told you that she wants to go to boarding school – she feels that she would do better without all the interruptions of a daily commute. It is now up to you to find the right one. There are several boarding schools in Hertfordshire but not all of them are as good as they claim to be. It is up to you, taking into accounts your child’s needs, to choose the right one.
The first thing that you should take into account is your daughter’s character – in order for your child to fit in she should be placed in a school with like-minded children. Schools that are very competitive, for example, also tend to have bullies and if your child is shy she may end up becoming a victim.
Curriculum is important – the best schools offer a comprehensive curriculum that prepares children for whatever career they might want to pursue in the future. If your child has expressed a strong desire for the arts or sciences you should find a school that focuses on these subjects. Make sure that the school that you choose has supportive teachers and support staff – do some research about them to se e where they have been and how well they have done in the past.
Boarding arrangements also matter – comfort is important for the learning, growing child. Look into what kind of arrangements are in place at the boarding house. Make sure that they provide adequate food, entertainment and extracurricular activities. They should have an effective system in place to deal with emergencies and your daughter should be able to call you when she needs to.
One school that provides all these things is St. Francis College. It is for girls aged 3 to 18 and they provide an excellent curriculum that is supported by spiritual, moral, intellectual, creative and physical development.